I’m in total combat mode! Why? I’ve been a major slacker in my dieting. At the start of the New Year I felt charged with enthusiasm to get things cranking. The truth is I just wasn’t emotionally on board. However, warmer weather is on the loom, and it’s painfully clear it’s time to push myself to melt some unwanted pounds pronto. It’s won’t be an easy battle and it may get down right ugly. Determined to my guns and if necessary going completely nuclear with my approach.
I am tracking my daily food-intake with an iPhone app or if you don’t have a smartphone, then you can access My Fitness Pal on the web. I am limiting myself to 700 calories. I truly DO NOT recommend this for you. This is only a temporary move to jump-start my metabolism. I have learned my limitations. At 5’2″ with a current weight of 116.5 my idea calorie range is 1000-1200. The thing is, I know I have to cut my intake by 500 calories a day to burn one pound per/week. What seems like a drastic trim in calories initially, really isn’t for me. One thing that plays against me is my age. My body’s furnace to burn off calories is slow. Of course, it is never all about dieting. Re-setting my metabolism through food restrictions and exercise will so-to-speak turn up the fire melting those pounds away.
Cardiovascular activity is an essential part in my role to looking and feeling my best. My calories are too low to enlist in boot-camp cardio-aerobics. Doing more than my body has fuel to do will only stress my body, which could cause my body to reserve the calories in the form of fat. That I do not want. My energy level is strong enough to endure 60-minutes on my stationary bike each day. I have to admit a terrible pitfall of mine is sitting for long stretches of time. I aiming to stand more throughout the day. According to Health Status calculator, I can burn 63 calories for every hour that I stand. You can get other calculations by using this site, if you’re interested. Over an 8-hour period at that rate, then I can drop those 500 daily calories without breaking a sweat. That’s cool!
This is off-topic, but then again that’s part of the random fun each Tuesday, right? This question is for seasoned WP bloggers. How do I keep my comments from all being held for moderation? I looked over my settings, and the only one I can see possibly holding things up is the one that says comment author must sign fill out name and email address.
Another thing is since making the switch from Blogger to WP, I have gotten more spam-like commentors. Some of it is obviously spam and some aren’t as easy to figure out. What are some of your sure-fire techniques for spotting those ify few?
While I am on my WP blog subject, I want to know what elements you use, that you think I should use. I have learned WP uses plugins for everything, so please give me a list of your must-have plugins to consider! You can leave your suggestions in my comments or if you would rather, then shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org! A friend is always welcomed at my in-box anytime. 😉
Grab a cup of coffee and join me as I visit my lovelies….
What is the one question you would ask everyone you meet?
Without fail, I always ask how the other person and her family are doing? Perhaps, it’s out of politeness or maybe, it’s just an automatic icebreaker for that slight awkward pause at first meet. The next words out of my mouth usually relate to jobs, is your husband still with…or are you working at… Of course, there are occasions when I meet up with someone who is looking particularly fabulous because of weight change, and I immediately ask how did you do it? From a personal stand, I know how good it makes me feel when someone notices my hard efforts to make unwanted pounds vanish, so I like paying it forward while getting someone’s secret weight lose tips. Everyone likes to have a cheerleader in her pocket, right?
For now, did someone say coffee? Oh yes, that was me. Hee-Hee! It’s time to get another refill of Joe. As luck will have it, my last stop takes us to Starbuck’s home state to visit Stacy Uncorked. She is now back in Blogosphere doing what she does best ~ random musings on Random Tuesday Thoughts ! I’m gonna to join her linky party now. Wanna come with?
Have a terrific Tuesday!